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Museum Technicians and Conservators in Washington

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27.3% Jobs Projection
$41,800 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Museum Technicians and Conservators in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Museum Technicians and Conservators in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Museum Technicians and Conservators in Washington earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Museum Technicians and Conservators Work in Washington?

230 people worked as Museum Technicians and Conservators in 2018 in this state.

There were 210 Museum Technicians and Conservators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Museum Technicians and Conservators in WA Employment Trend

The typical state has 160 Museum Technicians and Conservators working in it, which means Washington has more Museum Technicians and Conservators than average.

Museum Technicians and Conservators in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Museum Technicians and Conservators in this state are growing at a rate of 27.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.7%.

Job Projections for Museum Technicians and Conservators: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 30 annual job openings, and a total of 280 jobs for Washington Museum Technicians and Conservators in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,400 annual jobs and 13,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Museum Technicians and Conservators Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Museum Technicians and Conservators ranged from $27,650 to $70,810 with $41,800 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.29 to $34.04. The median hourly rate was $20.1.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.49 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.61.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Museum Technicians and Conservators Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington Metros for Museum Technicians and Conservators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Museum Technicians and Conservators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 130 $44,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 $37,590

Top States for Museum Technicians and Conservators Employment

View the list below to see where most Museum Technicians and Conservators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 1,890 $45,370
New York 1,490 $54,370
Missouri 940 $38,550
Illinois 940 $42,870
Pennsylvania 600 $37,990
Massachusetts 580 $52,240
Texas 500 $39,900
District of Columbia 460 $68,030
Virginia 440 $42,250
Maryland 430 $56,230
Florida 400 $39,720
Michigan 380 $33,570
Ohio 370 $38,060
Connecticut 290 $54,980
Colorado 280 $38,420
Washington 230 $41,800
North Carolina 210 $38,660
Minnesota 200 $40,650
Georgia 190 $40,490
Indiana 180 $32,980

Below are the states where Museum Technicians and Conservators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $68,030
Maryland $56,230
Connecticut $54,980
New Jersey $54,700
New York $54,370
Alaska $52,880
Massachusetts $52,240
California $45,370
Tennessee $43,290
Illinois $42,870

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation WA Employment Total
Curators 220
Archivists 150

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